Conivaptan is used to treat low sodium levels in the body (hyponatremia). It also improves urine flow without causing the body to lose too much sodium.
How it works
Conivaptan is a vasopressin receptors antagonist. It reduces the high level of antidiuretic hormone that causes imbalance of water and salt (sodium) in the body.
Common side effects
Nausea, Oral fungal infection, Pain, Peripheral edema, Inflammation of a vein, Pneumonia, Frequent urge to urinate, Abnormal urination, Fever, Altered sleep, Anemia, Blood in urine, Confusion, Constipation, Increased blood pressure, Decreased blood pressure, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headache, Altered heart rate, Injection site swelling, Skin redness, Urinary tract infection, Vomiting
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- Tell your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions: congestive heart failure; liver or kidney disease; alcoholism; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
- Before taking conivaptan, consult your doctor if you are malnourished or are taking medicines to lower your cholesterol.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
- Conivaptan may lead to dizziness. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position till you feel steady.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is conivaptan medication/ what is conivaptan used for?
Conivaptan is used to treat low sodium levels in the body (hyponatremia).
Q. How does conivaptan work?
Conivaptan reduces the high level of a hormone that cause imbalance of water and salt (sodium) in the body.